8 Hours There and Back - Unity Theatre

8 Hours There and Back

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by All Things Considered

Made in association with Time Matters UK and all of the children and young people who shared their stories.

Available to watch until the 31st July


‘It’s the family that’s got to live with it on the outside and the outside…is a lot…bigger.’

There are things they want to say, things they want us to hear, to understand, to acknowledge, to change.

It is estimated that over 300,000 children are affected by parental imprisonment in the UK.

This verbatim performance shares the testimonies of children who have had a parent sent to prison. It examines a child’s world when they are plunged into a new reality of prison visits, social workers, timed telephone calls, judgements, loss of contact and questions, lots of questions.


How to Watch:

8 Hours There and Back will be available to watch on Unity Online until the 31st July. You can watch the show through Vimeo for just £6, by clicking the Watch Now button.

Once you have purchased your individual film you will be able to watch it as many times as you like in the three-month watch period.

Unity Online will drop a new playlist of productions every three months (August, November, February & May). You can watch each production individually for £6, or save money by purchasing all films in the drop for just £25.

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Warnings and Access

This film contains optional captioning.


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★★★★ “giving voice to those left outside, when their parents are put inside” – North  West End


Creative Team

Produced in association with Unity Theatre

Made in partnership with Time Matters UK

Written and Directed by Emma Bramley and Sarah Hogarth (All Things Considered)

Choreography: Jen Rees

Sound Design: Stephen Hull

Set Design: Chris McCourt



Alivia Yemm

Adebola Olayinka

Michael Irvine-Hall

Lighting: Becky Hillam

Assistant Director: Rory Arron

Assistant Producer: Rhianna Sawyer


Funded by:

Arts Council England

The Big Lottery Awards for All


Thanks to

Families Outside

Out There